Victoria ISD receives 2022 TAEA District of Distinction Award

Only the top 5% of districts in the state, including VISD, earned the honor this year

VICTORIA, Texas – Victoria ISD, among 59 other school districts across the state, earned the 2022 District of Distinction Award. The Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) announced the 59 winners of this award.

The districts received this honor for providing a well-rounded education that advocates and integrates visual arts curriculum. The curriculum aims to inspire creativity and build social emotional learning that connect learners to their community and beyond.

TAEA, the leading advocate for the visual arts in the state, has previously honored outstanding TAEA members for work in their classrooms and districts. This is the fourth year that the organization honors districts that meet rigorous criteria based on data.

For the 2022 award, over 1,200 districts qualified to apply. Each district submitted documentation they met from the 14-point rubric over the 2021-2022 school year. Out of all the applicants, 59 districts met the high standard and will receive the outstanding honor. This honor indicates the districts are in the top 4% in art education of districts in the State of Texas.

Only 16 school districts in the state have received this honor for four years.

VISD Director of Fine Arts David Edge released the following statement

“I am so thankful for the VISD Visual Art Teachers PreK-12,” said VISD Director of Fine Arts David Edge. “Every one of them impacts the Creative Genius of the students in their school, which in turn affects every other subject in a positive way! This honor for 4 years is a testament to the dedication of the teachers to every student”

Fifty-nine districts, including VISD, will be recognized at the TAEA Administration & Supervision Division meeting and General Session during the TAEA Fall Conference General Assembly on Friday, Nov. 10, 2022.

The Victoria ISD provided the above information and statement.